[Answered] PS3 drive not reading even after replacement help?
I replaced the laser in my CECHK-01. now the drive spins up and all but it doesn't read. i am positive the laser is correct and installed properly. console functions, updates, doesn't freeze, spins disks (and keeps spinning), but doesn't read them..
I DID use a generic 3rd party 4.31 update.. NOT an official from the PS website.
So its either that is the issue, or you got a faulty lens replacement, which probably can happen. Because you can insert disk, eject disk fine, The loading wheel is present in upper right corner on XMB. So one must think it is the lens that is faulty.
i'm fairly confident in the laser. and the seller i got the 2 ps3s from came with 3 logic boards total. i know 2 of them are the right model # but not sure about the 3rd.. i guess ill just swap them around till i find one that works..
if not then my only other option is a downgrade, correct?
if you want my opinion on a good cfw you should use rebug however if your going back to official firmware after you remarry the drive then kmea is your best bet. also the clip requires a fair bit of pressure on the chip and it also needs to be perfectly aligned as well (i'm sure you know this but best to be thorough).
from reading the posts remarrying is your only option and if your on official firmware then that means you must downgrade. good luck. post back if you need more info about remarrying (not hard at all provided you have a service mode dongle).